Hydrant Flushing

The village is flushing hydrants today to eliminate brown water from the distribution system. You may notice the Fire Department crews working at various fire hydrants and see water running down the street. Although it may appear to be a waste of water, the process is necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system.

As a result of the line flushing process, residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. It is recommended that you do not do any laundry until you check the clarity of the water in your home as there is a possibility of staining your laundry.

This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt, sometimes brown in color and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes until the water runs clear.

As mentioned in a previous post, there was a lower-than-normal pressure of water over the weekend. The pressure in the system was temporary and did not drop below the threshold of 20 PSI. Which is determined by the OEPA to be adequate to keep the water system safe for potable usage.

If brown water is still present in your home at the end of the week, please call us at 937-392-4377 and let us know.